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Twelfth International Evolving British Object Relations Conference 2018

"The Body as Psychoanalytic Object: Clinical Applications from Winnicott to Bion and Beyond"

Sponsored by Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

October 12-14, 2018

Pan Pacific Hotel
2125 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121  


"Being After Winnicott: Minding the Body, Embodying the Mind"

Lesley Caldwell, MA, PhD, FIPA is a psychoanalyst of the British Psychoanalytic Association in private practice in London. She is a training analyst for the Independent child and adolescent London training program (IPCAPA) and a member of its Training Analysts Committee. She has been a supervising analyst for the IPA China program and has taught courses on Winnicott, the Independents, and clinical practice for the British initiative in Beijing. A book on the British Independent tradition based on the lectures she gave there in 2016 is due out in Chinese in 2018.

With Helen Taylor Robinson, Lesley is joint General Editor of the Collected Works of Donald Winnicott (OUP, 2016). With Angela Joyce, she edited Reading Winnicott (Routledge 2011) and as editor of the Winnicott studies monograph series from 2000 to 2008 she edited four collections on Winnicott for Karnac Books.

Lesley is Honorary Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London (UCL) where she teaches and supervises on the Master’s and doctoral programs and from 2010 to 2016 organized an interdisciplinary program to encourage interest in psychoanalysis in the university more generally. She is Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Italian department at UCL and with Dorigen Caldwell of Birkbeck Institute for Social Research (University of London) she runs the termly Rome lecture series. She has written on the Italian family, Italian film, and the city of Rome and has edited two books on Rome.  

Lesley was an invited plenary presenter at the 2017 Regional Bion Symposium comparing the theoretical contributions of Winnicott and Bion organized by Joseph Aguayo and John Lundgren. Her plenary at EBOR 2018 marks her first presentation to the analytic community in the Pacific Northwest.


"Does the Body have a Mind?"

Robert Oelsner, MD, FIPA, initially trained as a pediatrician, is a training and supervising analyst of the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. He is a guest faculty of the Child Analytic Training Program of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and a guest of the German Psychoanalytic Society (DPG).  

He is the editor and co-author of Transference and Countertransference Today (New Library of Psychoanalysis, 2013) and numerous book chapters in both English and German language psychoanalytic publications. He teaches regularly on the works of Bion and Meltzer in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. He is the founder of the London Clinical Seminars, an international group of psychoanalysts that meets annually in London to pursue clinical work with British senior colleagues since 2000.

Robert received his analytic training from the Argentine School of Psychotherapy, the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association, and the University Institute of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Society. He pursued post-graduate training with Betty Joseph, Donald Meltzer and others in the United Kingdom. He has a special interest in the works of Bion and Meltzer.

Robert maintains a private practice offering clinical supervision and psychoanalysis to children, adolescents, and adults in Seattle where he relocated from Buenos Aires in 2003.

Continuing Education Credits 13.75 for the Full Conference; 2 for each Master Class 

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